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civil rights to the forefront of that year's presidential campaign. a gunman would assassinate reverent king then two months later, robert f. kennedy was shot and killed on the night he won the california primary. george watson brought us this report back in 1988. 20 years after the king assassination. >> like anybody i would like to live a long life, longevity has its place. but i'm not concerned about that now. i just want to do god's will. and he's allowed me to go up to the mountain, and i've looked over and i've seen the promise land. i mean i'll get there with you. but i want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the promise land. >> reporter: the preacher became the prophet. while standing in tennessee, martin luther king's words rang horribly true. a single gunshot would kill the leader. the shot came from over there. fired from a tiny room it tore into the body of the entire country. rioting broke out. blacks bellowed out theirager in a fire storm of anger and frustration. all this triggered by the murder of a man who preached that freedom would come through nonv
the alabama civil civil rights march. >> this is for all americans. to get out and enjoy this day and to celebrate and remember the struggles that we all have been through. [ singing ] >> reporter: hundreds of people join said them for a mile and a half march to the gardens. >> celebrating dr. king and celebrating community. that is important. >> reporter: more than a thousand people attended prayer services services and presentations on the life of dr. king. she knew and marched with dr. king. >> very, very nice. he was a wonderful person. wonderful person. non-violent. turning of the cheek. >> reporter: she was one of many african americans turned away that voting both. joining a dangerous protest march. she marched with dr. king on the civil rights march. >> very, very scary and a memorable experience that just doesn't go away. >> reporter: many people said a lot changed but more needs to change. reporting live in san francisco, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 49er head coach jim harbaugh had a lot to say today, we will let you hear what he is not looking forward to when he
control, why she is calling it an uphill battle. >> civil right heroes who impacted many lives, the asian- americans being honored today. . >>> more than 240 people are dead after flames swept through a nightclub in brazil earlier today. the club was at twice its mack. capacity. >> reporter: firefighters worked to contain a massive fire at a fight club sunday -- nightclub sunday. he says the blaze started at 2:00 a.m. after the insulation caught fire. there was a show going on when flames broke out. authorities said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >> i would like to say to the people of our country that in this time of sadness we are all together. and we are going to over come this sadness while still in mourning. >> reporter: more than 200 people were killed. many from smoke inhalation. officials say 2,000 people urinside the club when the fire broke -- were inside the club when the fire broke out. this calls to mind other nightclub fires. 5 months ago a fire at a club in thailand killed four. one of the most memorable in the united states, 2003, a fire claimed 100 li
in and hundreds have boarded caltrans for the freedom ride which commemorates the alabama civil rights march from selma to montgomery. >> it is for all americans to get out and enjoy this day and just to celebrate and just remember all of the struggle ams we awe have come through. >> they joined them from na march -- joined them in a march which honored dr. martin luther king, jr. and people of all races and religions would march together and many parents are bringing their children to pay tribute. >> it is really important for kids to know how far we have come and how much further we have yet to go so i decided to bring my daughters here so they could see the memorial. >> it's just basically freedom and we wanted to show his dream for all of us. >> reporter: they will be commemorating his dream and legacy and it would be hard to ask for a more gorgeous day out here. reporting live san francisco. >>> government buildings are closed for the dr. martin luther king, jr. holiday. state courts schools and credit unions are closed, post offices are also closed and mail will not be delivered today. park
to internment camps during world war ii. >> he wanted everyone to fight for their right, their civil rights to stand up for what is right. and to also to speak up when something is wrong. >> today's celebration also honored 16 other asian american and pacific islander civil rights pioneers. >>> we have some new video into the ktvu newsroom of a fatal crash. >> the red and gold well it turns to green. the rush that is on to get just the right set up in time for super bowl sunday. >> and boeing has no time to slow down. why the airplane maker is doubling its order of the 787 dream liner. you in heaven. wrapped in luxury. you in action. you in motion. you in luck. play in style. talking stick resort, scottsdale. book now to enjoy cactus league spring training rates. >>> our coverage of the 49ers quest for a sixth super bowl championship continues now with a live look at san francisco and as you can see, there it is. the team's flag is flying high near the embarcadero. >>> and that red and gold means green for some bay area retailers. >> reporter: today it seems every few minutes people would
rights and the -- religion and civil rights and they are the only state that doesn't allow gay marriage. >>> it is just a big hole in the ground now, why many say the miracle on jones street will happen again even bigger and better. >> our next question from john from baltimore. >> a priceless moment during a radio interview with jim harbaugh's mother, a surprise guest and you will hear the question that pretty much stole the show. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> they call it sacred ground, serving free meals to millions of people,
. >> with the civil rights movement it took generations. >> reporter: with eyes on the prize he says america should focus on innovation. the bay area could lead the world. reporting live, health and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. >>> hundreds of people road the bay area freedom train on its journey from san jose to san francisco. >> 15-mile long trip commemorates the march led by martin luther king, jr. in 1965. >> really important for kids to know how far we have come. i decided to bring my daughters to see the memorial. >> freedom. just trying to be hopeful for the dream that he wanted for all of us. >> after the train arrived in san francisco riders walked along city streets to the martin luther king, jr. memorial fountain. it is inscribed with king's words in a dozen languages. >>> mese are searching for -- police are searching for mome invasion robbers. two homes were innovated. the first homeowner lost jewelry and cash and unharmed. the second location a suspect punched the home owner and locked the husband down stairs. one of them shot through the front window of the house.
as the city gears up for inauguration day. >>> remembering a civil right's leader. how the bay area and the nation are honoring martin luther king jr. >>> tonight planners in washington, d.c. are putting the finishing touches on the big inauguration ceremonies. president obama will be sworn in publicly outside the capital tomorrow. ktvu's ken pritchett live now in the nation's capital and he tells us this inauguration will be very different from president obama's first inauguration. >> reporter: tomorrow morning hundreds of thousands of people will stand in line for hours in the cold so they can take in history as president obama takes a ceremonial oath of office here at the capital. obviously it is a huge event. but it is not as huge as what we saw four years ago. as the finishing touches are put in place the stage and thousands of chairs set for president obama's second in inaugural. there are people like gail olaney with memories still fresh from last time. >> if there were so many people it was awesome. it was surreal. it really was. >> reporter: the inaugural drew 1.8 million p
for civil rights. dr.king is being honored for using his words to bring change. heather holmes was in the audience and tells us there was something different this year, heather. >> reporter: julie just as the program says here, tonight's event promoted no guns in light of the killings at sandy hook elementary, and the sold out crowd embraced that message. >> this battle will never be won until we all get free. >> reporter: before she took to the stage in front of 1,000 people, 20-year-old jade cho shared privately with us her pointian poem. >> but it's raise every voice and speak a new world into being. >> reporter: cho was one of two dozen young performers who honored king's legacy through music and the spoken word. >> tomorrow nobody will care. >> reporter: tonight's theme mainly focused on gun violence. >> we're asking people to really speak about that on a day where we celebrate someone who so much believed in nonviolence. a lot of young people are growing up in violent circumstances. >> reporter: two # 2-year-old donte clark says he has seen the impact of gun violence in h
is not through. apologies. >> civil rights leader, merl the e evers who committedded her life to extend our nation's founding principles. mrs. evers will lead us in the invocation. shepard: she is the naacp's mississippi field secretary in 1963 when he was gunned down in the driveway of his jackson, mississippi home, and she carries forward his legacy. merle evers williams. >> america, we are higher here. our nation's capitol. on this day, january the 21st, 2013, the inauguration of our 45th president, barack obama. we come at this time to ask blessings upon our leaders. the president, vice president, members of congress, all elected and appointed officials of the united states of america. we are here to ask blessings upon our armed forces. blessings upon all who contribute to the essence of the american spirit, the american dream. the opportunity to become whatever our mankind, womankind allows us to be. this is the promise of america. as we sing the words of belief, this is my country, let us act upon the meaning that everyone is included. may the inherent dignity and inalienable rights o
couldn't happen. civil rights, womens rights, don't ask don't tell, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. change will happen when we work for it as a country. >> this will not work or make a difference. >> what will make a difference? >> prosecute guys that commit crimes. >> a minister asked the crowd to pray in the direction of the white house to wish the obama administration success in passing tighter gun control laws. >> tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets of san francisco for the anniversary of legalizing abortion. pro-life protestors marched down market street from the civic center to justin herman plaza demanding roe v wade be turned over. a law student who testified before congress about contraception was a guest speaker. >> there is a more profound sight about access. about affordability and insurance coverage and making sure people especially in rural areas have access. >> i would like to see everyone question abortion more. they say it should be legal and safe they don't talk about rare. >> as many as 40,000 people attended the pro-life rally. it's the biggest a
takes legislation that kennedy introduced, that was stalled, really was not going to pass, civil rights, the tax cut bill, and, in an instant, johnson gets it moving towards passage. >> thank you very much. >> chris: last fall, he took part in a library of congress book festival, on the national mall. and it was clear he made johnson come alive for many readers. >> chris: do you like him? >> i don't like him or dislike him, you are in awe of him because you are constantly saying, look what he's doing now! >> chris: he got excited talking about johnson's rist, as we tur book, he's writing now, about johnson's presidency and vietnam, his demeanor suddenly changed. >> the story is going to turn very dark as soon as vietnam enters the picture. it is sort of a tragic story. a story of his great dreams, that are destroyed by a war. >> chris: you are 76 now. do you ever worry that you are not going to have time to finish the last book? >> well, sure! but, you know, it is not productive to think like that. >> chris: how long do you think it will take you to finish? >> i could say three or four
gutted. this is just a shell right here. this should be burning until about noon today. the fire broke out in this 44,000-square foot building at around 2:30 yesterday afternoon. it happened inside a civil engineering squad building, it is a two-story facility. when the fire started, theres with one person working inside this building. he made it out safely. fire officials say had it not been a holiday, there have would have been 200 people inside. one firefighter was treated for minor injuries. officials say this is a very big loss for beale air force base. this is one of the largest. >> two-story building like this housing approximately 200 people. so it sa big loss. but -- so it is a big loss. we'll recover from this and come back stronger. >> reporter: at this point, 200 workers have been displaced by this fire. we're told that a cause is still under investigation. fire investigators won't know until the fire is out that they have to wait until it cools off to go into the building. back to you, tori. >> 7:41 is the time right now. a dozen cars stolen from an east bay dealership. >>
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